Originally Posted by MartyFan
I am not convinced that he liked Bowden as much as he was not going to bring in a NEW GM to turn around the ship when Bowden had already gone so deep into the offseason without getting any talent on this team.
I don't think he will last the entire season and maybe not even the month of April.
We'll never know for sure, but when Cast took over it wasn't "too late" for him to can DanO. Kasten knew this was going to be a lost season anyhow, so who cares if they get a new GM mid-winter (or whenever he took over).
IIRC, Kasten started before the Maj trade, didn't he?
In any event, Kasten likes Bowden enough to bring him back for this year, even if it's on secret double probation or whatever you guys want to rationalize.
Also, I don't care if Bowden gets fired tommorrow, or who's responsible. My point is that Washington is rebuilding right. They are doing the Marlins model.
Depending on their owner, however, they might spend the money to keep the talent longterm.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!